WASHINGTON — A Metro spokeswoman says the electrical fire that caused the Metro Center station in downtown Washington to fill with smoke is out, and no one was injured.
Metro spokeswoman Sherry Ly says service on the blue, orange and silver lines will remain suspended through the heart of downtown “until further notice.” The transit agency will provide shuttle buses.
The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. Riders shared photos on social media of fire on the tracks, smoke emerging from tunnels and passengers standing on crowded platforms.
Metro has suspended service on the affected lines between the Federal Triangle and McPherson Square stations. Ly says Metro Center is open, but only red line trains are going through it. The other lines are on a lower platform.